Movies and TV shows like Boardwalk Empire

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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
 8.5
 176K
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, tense, clever, rough, realistic, stylized, saga, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, crime boss, smuggling, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious, politics, historical character, leader, ambition, organized crime, loyalty, election, power struggle, mayor, society, political corruption, dishonesty, upscale ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, new york, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey

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Most similar movies to Boardwalk Empire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, organized crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, mafia and gangster mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Boardwalk Empire: The Sopranos (1999), Peaky Blinders (2013), Ray Donovan (2013), Deadwood (2004), Casino (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sopranos (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The Sopranos is an American television drama created by David Chase. The series revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home ...
Style: cynical, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crime, dark humor, criminal heroes, killings, crimes, family relations, family life, psychiatrist, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, new york
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Peaky Blinders (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, gang, gang war, crime boss, crimes, mob boss, determination, power struggle, cruelty, rise to the top, mafia ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s
Place: england, ireland
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 8.3
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Ray Donovan (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the ...
Style: serious, clever, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: power relations, crimes, family relations, hollywood, identity crisis, intrigue, family secret, family problems, blackmail, teamwork, businessman, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.6
 98K
Deadwood (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the early days of Deadwood, South Dakota; woven around actual historic events with most of the main characters based on real people. Deadwood starts as a gold mining camp and gradually turns from a lawless wild-west community into an ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: old west, crimes, prostitute, sheriff, power struggle, gold rush, shooting, rivalry, brothel, small town life, violence, cowboy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1880s
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 8.2
 482K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: realistic, rough, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, casino, crime, greed, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, fbi, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, kansas city, costa rica, chicago illinois ...
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, prohibition, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, childhood friend, gunfight, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 1.7M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: captivating, serious, rough, epic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, greed, pride and honor, criminal heroes, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, crime boss ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
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100%
 7.3
 234K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: harsh, stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, fist fighting, greed, rivalry, rebellion, ambitious, uninhibited rivalry, bootlegging ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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 8.6
 32K
Gomorrah (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, drug lord, mob boss, rivalry, crime, gangsters, gang war, crimes, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 7K
Brotherhood (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A working-class Irish family rules a city built on loyalty and corruption. The Caffee brothers, Tommy, a rising politician desperate for reelection, and Michael, a hardened criminal returning from seven years on the run and eager to reclaim his ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: organized crime, politician, dysfunctional family, irish, family relations, profanity, crimes, ambition, political corruption, family problems, politics, criminal heroes ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 12K
Magic City (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1959 Miami, Florida shortly after the Cuban Revolution, Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with Miami mob boss Ben Diamond to ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: hotel, mob boss, organized crime, maid, gangsters, lifestyle, intrigue, ambition, power struggle, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1959
Place: miami, usa, miami beach
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 202 min.
Story: In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
Style: captivating, epic, atmospheric, dramatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, organized crime, melancholy, criminal heroes, ambition, rise to the top, corruption, immigrants, pride and honor, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1920s ...
Place: cuba, italy, new york, las vegas, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, mob boss, gangsters, gang war, organized crime, corruption, irish, assassination attempt, crime, crimes, power struggle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, love triangle, blackmail, mayor, jewish, gang war, power struggle, boxing ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.3
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The Wire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between ...
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, clever, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, urban ghetto life, drug dealing, drug lord, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, shooting, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: serious, tense, harsh, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, organized crime, mob boss, mafia, drug trafficking, heroin, police corruption, smuggling, drug traffic, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.4
 1.6M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, crimes, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, drug cartel, double life, success, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 41K
Power (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: drug dealing, nightclub, nightlife, money laundering, ambition, double life, organized crime, crimes, drug lord, sexual activity, nightclub owner, temptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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50%
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 7.2
 3K
The Last Don (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 258 min.
TV show
Story: Sprawling Mario Puzo novel about an Italian family of gangsters draws the inevitable comparison to "The Godfather", but does find its own direction. Headed by Don Domenico Clericuzio, the family executes a rival gang on the night of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric, gloomy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, family relations, rivalry, crimes, honeymoon, daughter, mafia, organized crime, grandson, criminal heroes, blind ambition, crime ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gangster Land (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of America's most famous mobsters and their rise to power. Examine Al Capone's ascension through the eyes of his second in command, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mafia, organized crime, mob boss, gangsters, crime boss, corruption, rivalry, politics, intrigue, drugs/alcohol, crimes, shooting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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36%
 8.0
 28K
Lilyhammer (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt), is a former member of the New York mob. After testifying in a trial in the United States, Tagliano is relocated to Lillehammer in Norway through the FBI's witness protection program. Frank Tagliano was ...
Style: witty, talky, stylized, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, dark humor, culture clash, business venture, starting over, crimes, lifestyle change, blackmail, fish out of water, gangsters, criminal heroes, snitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 10K
Brigada (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Brigada, also known as Law of the Lawless, is a Russian 15-episode crime mini-series that debuted in 2002. It became very popular, but received mixed reviews due to accusations in aestheticization of violence. The miniseries follows the story of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: mafia, criminal heroes, crimes, russian mafia, gang, organized crime, crime boss, russian, mob boss, gangsters, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 8K
The Take (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Freddie Jackson is just out of prison. He's done his time, made the right connections and now he's ready to use them. His wife Jackie dreams of having her husband home but she's forgotten the rows and the girls Freddie can't ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, criminal heroes, mafia, crimes, betrayal, crime, respect, power struggle, relatives, ex convict, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 8.3
 773K
Scarface (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mafia, mob boss, cocaine, drug cartel, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gunfight, rise and fall, drug abuse, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: miami, cuba, miami beach, usa, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 434 min.
TV show
Story: A seven-hours-plus adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" and "The Godfather, Part II" - with new scenes added and some old ones lengthened. Originally broadcast on the NBC television network in November of ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, crime boss, mafia, fight for supremacy, crimes, rise to the top, tough heroes, parents and children, crime, criminal heroes, family relations, dishonor among criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1950s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, cuba, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 7K
Vegas (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ralph Lamb wants to be left in peace to run his ranch, but Las Vegas is now swelling with outsiders and corruption which are intruding on his simple life. Recalling Lamb's command as a military police officer during World War II, the Mayor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, organized crime, power struggle, corruption, greed, crimes, rivalry, police investigation, father son relationship, cowboy, district attorney, mob boss ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1960, year 1961
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 4K
Underbelly (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Underbelly is an Australian television true crime-drama series which broadcasts on the Nine Network. Each series is based on real-life events.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, anthology
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, organized crime, mafia, violence spree, family relations, mob boss, gang, gangsters, deadly, mystery, criminal heroes, court ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 6K
Election 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Simon Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Louis Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, captivating ...
Plot: election, organized crime, triad, henchman, rules and policies, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.
Style: realistic, rough, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gangsters, dea, drug lord, organized crime, master criminal, terrorism, rise to the top, ambition, drug dealing, smuggling, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: colombia, latin america, panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 375K
Narcos (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Mexico
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, gangsters, drug dealing, drug dealer, cartel, master criminal, smuggling, rise to the top, crimes, illegal drugs, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: colombia, latin america, mexico, south america, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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